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Bruno Mars Says 'Words Cannot Express' His Excitement For VMAs

Clip9/8/2010

It's no secret that this has been a big summer for Bruno Mars. Whether he's producing profanity-laced records with Cee-Lo Green, collaborating with B.o.B and Travie McCoy or touring to promote his debut EP It's Better If You Don't Understand and upcoming LP, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, this producer-turned-rock/soul singer is popping up everywhere.This week alone, Mars is hitting our screens with the premiere of his "Just the Way You Are" video and with a performance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards."It's all happening so fast," Mars told MTV News last month, when reflecting on his successes in the past months. His collaboration with B.o.B, "Nothin' on You," is also up for Best Pop Video at the show, which airs live on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET."It's so surreal," he said. "I grew up watching the VMAs and seeing everyone doing their thing on it."The singer, who's also one third of the production trio the Smeezingtons, said he actually found out he'd be performing at the show before he heard he'd been nominated."It's kinda like the biggest stage of our generation, so to be nominated AND get to perform ... words cannot express."The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday. The party starts with MTV News' VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET.

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